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GTBS Canada plainWelcome to Green Tourism Canada!

Please note: We’re busy building a fantastic new website just for Canada, but for now, please feel free to browse around the Green Tourism UK website to learn more about this exciting programme.

Background to the Programme

During the 2010/2011 pilot period of the programme 31 businesses from across the 6 tourism regions in BC were assessed on-site by a senior green tourism assessors and each was scored against a rigorous set of sustainability indicators to determine if their performance had achieved a certification award level. There are now 29 certified operators in BC. The programme will continue to focus on the province of British Columbia in the coming months, and will be expanding across Canada in the near future.

Click here for a list of Canadian certified operators. We look forward to announcing more in the months ahead!

 

Benefits to Tourism Operators

  • Third-party assessment once every two years by one of our experienced environmental advisors who will give you your grading, identify cost savings opportunities, and highlight opportunities for marketing your green message to your guests

  • Green Tourism grading seal for bronze, silver and gold members, to use in your promotional materials and website to inform guests of your commitment to sustainability

  • Grading Report with comments and advice on measures implemented and an action plan with recommendations for improvements. Summary of achievements, which can be used to help you tell your green story in your marketing. Guidance on how to gain higher grading at your next visit

  • Promotion through Green Tourism press and editorials at the regional, provincial, national and international level

  • Regular e-update with technical information, membership updates, events, regional news and offers and discounts from green suppliers

Are you interested in learning more or becoming certified? Contact: Angela Nagy at 1-800-469-7830 or email info@greentourismcanada.ca.